April 02, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Lelyveld offers a vivid portrait of Gandhi the man, from prosperous lawyer in South Africa sporting business attire, to India’s social and political leader clad in a loincloth. A man whose convictions were shaped in one continent and tested in another. A man who came to be revered as a Great Soul, or Mahatma, by an India for whom he felt conflicted. Here is an inspirational telling of Gandhi’s achievements, disappointment and failures, and the events that shaped his mission to protect the rights of minorities and create harmony between Muslims and Hindus.